"In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet


In January 2013, after almost eight years in Washington DC and seven years with the State Department, I packed up a small SUV and a U-Haul truck and left the hustle, bustle, and underwhelming winters of Washington, DC with my family for a small house on a farm on the windswept prairie of South Dakota.

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